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Brian Coleman arrested on suspicion of assault

Adam Bienkov | Thursday 20 September, 2012 22:13

Infamous Tory Councillor Brian Coleman was arrested today on suspicion of common assault:

The Barnet and Whetstone Press report that:

Totteridge ward member Brian Coleman was arrested in connection with an alleged attack in Finchley this afternoon (Thursday) and is currently being held at a central London police station

According to those at the scene, Coleman was involved in a confrontation with a cafe owner in North Finchley after she saw him parking in a nearby loading bay.

Buzz Cafe owner Helen Michael allegedly tried to take a picture of Coleman after which an assault took place.

Earlier this year Helen Michael was summoned to a meeting with Barnet Council after she produced a series of posters accusing Coleman of “murdering” Barnet’s high streets with high parking charges.

The highly effective campaign was widely credited with losing Coleman his seat on the London Assembly, his chairmanship of the London Fire Authority, and his place on Barnet Council’s cabinet.

FRIDAY UPDATE Brian Coleman has been released on bail. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said:

“A 51-year-old man was arrested on Thursday 20 September in connection
with an alleged common assault. He was taken to a central London police station and was subsequently bailed to attend a north London police station in late October pending
further enquiries.”

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